Comm. Law, cyberlaw, media law

[commlaw] 5/31 Privacy vs. Commercial Interests

Required Reading:

  • Lawrence Lessig, Code 2.0, ch.11 (If you haven’t finished it yet.)
  • Lothar Determann, Social Media Privacy: A Dozen Myths and Facts, 2012 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 7. (If you didn’t read it last week.)
  • If you have finished both of them, read something below.

Important Cases:

  • Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, ___ U.S. ___, 136 S.Ct. 1540 (decided May 16, 2016).
  • In re DoubleClick Inc. Privacy Litigation, 154 F.Supp.2d 497 (S.D.N.Y., 2001).

Additional Reading:

Homework:

  • What is “big data”? If “big data” collects only anonymous data, does it still pose any threat to our privacy? (敏瑄)
Comm. Law, cyberlaw, media law

[commlaw] 5/24 Privacy vs. Free Speech

Required Reading:

  • Andrew R.W. Hughes, Does the United States Have an Answer to the European Right to Be Forgotten?, 7 No. 1 Landslide 18 (2014).
  • Lothar Determann, Social Media Privacy: A Dozen Myths and Facts, 2012 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 7.

Important Cases:

Additional Reading:

  • Spiros Tassis & Margarita Peristeraki, The Extraterritorial Scope of the “Right to Be Forgotten” and How This Affects Obligations of Search Engine Operators Located Outside the EU, 2 Eur. Networks L. & Reg. Q. 244 (2014).
  • Meg Leta Ambrose, A Digital Dark Age and the Right to Be Forgotten, 17 No. 3 J. Internet L. 1 (2013).
  • James Q. Whitman, The Two Western Cultures of Privacy: Dignity Versus Liberty, 113 YALE L.J. 1151 (2004).
  • Rodney A. Smolla, Privacy and the First Amendment Right to Gather News, 67 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1097 (1999).
  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Balancing the Rights of Privacy and the Press: A Reply to Professor Smolla, 67 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1152 (1999).
  • Guardian, Right to be Forgotten (a good portal, with news updates and commentaries).
  • Will Oremus, Why Is This Obscure New York Times Story Banned From Google Results in Europe?, Slate, (Oct. 6 2014).
  • Mark Scott, Google Alerts British News Outlets About Deleting Their Links, N.Y. Times (July 3, 2014).

Homework:

  1. Please brief us on the EU Court of Justice case “Google Spain v AEPD and Mario Costeja González.” (翊軒)
Comm. Law, cyberlaw

[commlaw] 5/17 Privacy vs. Law Enforcement / Anti-Terrorism

Required Reading:

  • Lawrence Lessig, Code 2.0, ch.11 (excellent overview on both surveillance and data aggregation issues).

Important Cases:

  • U.S. v. Jones, 132 S.Ct. 945 (2015).
  • Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 999 (2014).
  • Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, 133 S.Ct. 1138 (2013).
  • Kyllo v. United States, 533 U.S. 27 (2001).
  • Obama v. Klayman, 800 F.3d 559 (D.C. Cir. 2015).
  • In re: Sealed Case No. 02-001, 310 F.3d 717 (Foreign Int. Surv. Ct. Rev. 2002).

Additional Reading:

Homework:

  1. What is ECHELON? Do you think there is any legitimate justification for our government to deploy something of the same nature domestically? If so, what legal safeguard should be in place to protect our privacy? (欣茹)
  2. Please comment on the recent tug of war between Apple and FBI over iPhone cracking. (麗謹)
Comm. Law, cyberlaw

[commlaw] 5/10 The Backbone of Network Economy

Required Reading:

  • Lawrence Lessig, The Internet Under Siege, Foreign Policy, Nov.-Dec. 2001, at 56. (In case you didn’t read it for the 3/22 class. If you did, read the cases or some of the additional material below.)

Important Cases:

  • Verizon v. FCC, 740 F.3d 623 (D.C. Cir., 2014).
  • Comcast Corp. v. FCC, 600 F.3d 642 (D.C. Cir., 2010).

Additional Reading:

Homework:

  1. What do e-publishing, e-banking and Industry 4.0 have in common, and how do they differ? Where do Taiwan’s chances lie? (翊軒)
  2. What is Internet peering and transit? Does the arrangements of peering and transit have any bearing on network economy? (敏瑄)
Comm. Law, cyberlaw

[commlaw] 5/3 Industry 4.0

Required Reading:

  • Scott R Peppet, Regulating the Internet of Things: First Steps Toward Managing Discrimination, Privacy, Security, and Consent, 93 Tex. L. Rev. 85 (2014).

Additional Reading:

Homework:

  • Why did the Go matches between AlphaGo and Korean Grand Champion Lee Sedol become a huge sensation? What social changes and/or legal challenges can you imagine that might arise from the progress of artificial intelligence?
Comm. Law, cyberlaw

[commlaw] 4/26 E-banking

Required Reading:

  • Reuben Grinberg, Note, Bitcoin: An Innovative Alternative Digital Currency, 4 Hastings Sci. & Tech. L.J. 159 (2012). (This is the required reading only because it’s short and easy to understand, relatively speaking. The first two articles in the Additional Reading list would be more rewarding if you’re interested in the subject.)

Additional Reading:

  • Joshua A.T. Fairfield, Bitproperty, 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. 805 (2015).
  • Kevin V. Tu & Michael W. Meredith, Rethinking Virtual Currency Regulation in the Bitcoin Age, 90 Wash. L. Rev. 271 (2015).
  • Matthew Kien-Meng Ly, Note, Coining Bitcoin’s “Legal-Bits”: Examining the Regulatory Framework for Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies, 27 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 587 (2014).
  • Carl Kaminski, Online Peer-to-Peer Payments: Paypal Primes the Pump, Will Banks Follow?, 7 N.C. Banking Inst. 375 (2003).

Homework:

  • What’s “Bank 3.0”? Why are Taiwanese banks suddenly racing toward Bank 3.0? What legal issues might arise from such endeavors?

 

Comm. Law, cyberlaw, media law

[commlaw] 4/19 E-publishing

Required Reading:

  • Ali M. Stoeppelwerth, Antitrust Issues Associated With the Sale of E-Books and Other Digital Content, 25-SPG Antitrust 69 (2011).

Important Cases:

  • U.S. v. Apple, 952 F.Supp.2d 638 (2d Cir. 2015).
  • Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza Inc. et al. v. Amazon.com Inc. et al., 985 F.Supp.2d 612 (S.D.N.Y. 2013).
  • Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc., 934 F.Supp.2d 640 (S.D.N.Y. 2013).

Additional Reading:

  • Niva Elkin-Koren, The Changing Nature of Books and the Uneasy Case for Copyright, 79 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1712 (2011).
  • Nicola F. Sharpea & Olufunmilayo B Arewa, Is Apple Playing Fair? Navigating the Ipod Fairplay Drm Controversy, 5 Nw. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 332 (2007).
  • 邱詩芳,無體數位著作環境第一次銷售原則之探討,中央大學產經所碩士論文 (2015).
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Special Presentation:

  • What’s wrong with U.S. v. Apple?, by 芊儒.